Imagine for a minute you are a man 100 years old and your wife has never been able to have children (Rom. 4:18). Somehow along the way God has gotten your attention and declared to you that you were going to be the father of a great nation (Gen 12: 2). As a matter of fact, God said, “Your descendants will be as numerous as the stars.”
Abraham was a such a man and Abraham believed Him (Rom. 4:18).
What is it that brings glory to God? Faith. Faith and believe are interchangeable terms.
Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God (Rom. 4:20). He was absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything He promised (v. 21).
And because of that kind of faith… God declared him to be righteous (v.22).
There is only one God, and there is only one way of being accepted by Him. He makes people right with Himself only by faith (Rom. 3:30).
Is there a promise in the Bible you know God has declared to you but you haven’t seen it come to pass yet? Are there dreams and desires in your heart God has shown you but you haven’t quite been able to imagine them to be true for you?
We can take a lesson from Abraham and put all of our trust in God who brings the dead back to life and who brings into existence what didn’t exist before (Rom. 4:17).
Our part is to believe without wavering. God’s part is to make it happen.